Good Sam UMC Cupertino

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Welcome to Good Sam UMC

We are glad you came to our web site to visit us. We are a multicultural congregation near Homestead & Wolfe Roads in Cupertino, CA. with a passion to build and grow Jesus' disciples. You can find us next to Ranch 99 and Starbucks. Contact us if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The drop-down menu above provides links to information about GSUMC.

Our English Worship is at 9:00 AM most Sundays, and our Mandarin worship is at 11:00 am. See the menu item "Our Ministries" for more information on everything we do. If you are new to our congregation, please see our welcome page in the Connect menu.

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News and Events

The Week of September 18th

Faith and the Elections

Interfaith Meditation for the 2016 Elections

St Jude’s Church, 20920 McClellan Rd, Cupertino CA 95014 

We invite you to gather with us in a safe, multi-sensory space for processing our responses during this election season, sharing interfaith prayers/meditations for peace, contemplative music and chant, meditative silence, and creative expression through art and journaling. Tuesdays: Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm All are welcome! Come for all or part of the time.

For more information or questions, contact the Rev. Wilma Jakobsen:

Aki Matsuri Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct 1st

Wesley United Methodist Church

566 N. 5th Street, San Jose CA 95112

Experience a modern twist of a Japanese festival with new and traditional foods, a variety of entertainment and activities, and on-of-a-kind shopping. Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) is on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm in the heart of San Jose’s Japantown. For more information, visit

World Communion Sunday Joint Worship

Sun., Oct. 2, 2016 @ 10 a.m.

Mark your calendar and invite your friends to this multi-cultural experience, the world communion worship service. We will remember Jesus’ teaching and the mission he gave all Christians to spread His good news throughout the world.

Free Ticket for Christmas Cantata SJ

Monday, October 3, 2016 7 p.m.

San Jose National Civic Auditorium

The Gracias Christmas Cantata is a show-stopping musical event that has been performed in venues like the Sydney Opera House and Madison Square Garden. Gracias Christmas Cantata instills in its audience the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of hope, love, and God’s forgiveness in our hearts. For more information, contact the church office 408-253-0751.

Tanzania Tea

Sat. Oct. 8, 2016 @ 2 pm

The United Methodist Women invite any interested person to a tea/chai on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 pm. Matt Thurmaier will tell us about a new project to create self-sufficiency for women in Tanzania. The tea will be at the home of Judy Hart. It is open to both men and women, young and older. RSVP to Carolyn Bircher is appreciated, but not required. For more information, contact the church office 408-253-0751.

Mount Hermon Moms & Sons Weekend

October 14-16, 2016

From stacking cheerios to building forts out of sofa cushions, or perhaps building anything they could imagine out of Legos. A boy’s imagination & desire to build & create will never disappear! Come for a weekend retreat, moms and sons. This retreat promise a weekend filled with engaging worship, intentional time together, outdoor activities and completing te ultimate build. Call 888-642-2677 or visit for more information.

Men's Rotating Shelter

The results are in, our Youth collected $263 in quarters, during the Amazing G/race. These quarters go into the laundry kits for the men. In addition we also collected $160 from both the English and Mandarin speaking members. Thank you for your continued support.

You helped in making it possible, for each man to receive 2 laundry kits per week, for their personal laundry. Another awesome note is that our Vacation Bible School put 60 of the kits together as their mission project. Way to go kids. Last and certainly not least, We received $230 from both our English and Mandarin services for the men's breakfasts and lunches. Thank you for helping our brothers in their time of need.